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Scaly-breasted Thrasher

Allenia fusca


This bird is gray-brown above and has white underparts, also heavily scaled with grayish-brown from the throat to the belly. Tail is tipped white, and each wing has a whitish wingbar. It also has a short black bill and yellow-brown irises.


Found in a lower part of the rich, moist rainforest along segment 10 of the Waitukubuli Trail (Colihaut Heights to Syndicate) near Syndicate, Dominica.


Of five subspecies, A.f. fuscus (described here) is found on Dominica and Martinique, and disjunctly Grenada : (I don't know when this was published). According to "Dominica's Birds", p105, Arlington James, Stephen Durand, and Bertrand Jno. Baptiste, 2005, it's scientific name is "Margarops fuscus". I'm just confused and have put what I think is the most recent information up.

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Saint John Parish, Dominica

Spotted on Jan 7, 2015
Submitted on Feb 18, 2015

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